Do you find it challenging to get your child to speak in Mandarin? How about presenting in Mandarin? HAO Chinese Tuition’s students are well-versed in speaking AND presenting in Mandarin!
Sounds impossible? Here’s why using the language verbally is crucial to Chinese language skills.
HAO Chinese Tuition Centre: Confidence in Chinese Language
HAO Chinese Tuition’s strategy is strongly rooted in its philosophy of “confidence in Chinese language”. The centre located on Balestier Road, near Toa Payoh and Novena provides Chinese enrichment programmes for children ages 3 to 16.
HAO Chinese Tuition’s Curriculum Specialists developed the Early Literacy Focus (ELF) method to equip children, as young as 3, with strong vocabulary along with reading and recognition skills. This strengthens their writing skills and boosts confidence in public speaking through speech and drama, and presentations.
HAO Chinese Tuition’s Unique Focus on Presentations and Speech Confidence
Unfortunately, public schools cannot spend much time and effort improving students’ Chinese speaking skills due to class size and teaching contents. Many students who score ‘A’s in Chinese were weak in conversing in Mandarin or unconfident when speaking Mandarin.
Thus, HAO Chinese Tuition’s unique approach focuses on making presentations in Mandarin to develop confidence in speaking.
Apart from writing and literacy skills, every HAO Chinese Tuition student gives a presentation in every class. Teachers use mind-mapping strategies to outline lesson topics and then invite students to share their knowledge through recall.
Benefits of Developing Oracy Skills in Students
Developing oral fluency in Mandarin has many benefits. Presenting in Mandarin allows students to develop narration skills such as story-telling, describing objects, events, scenarios. This helps them to overcome stage fright, expand their Chinese vocabulary and strengthen fluency in every area.
HAO Chinese Tuition embraces the three-step language learning philosophy:
- I can speak.
- I can apply.
- I can write.
Once students are able to speak the language and apply grammar correctly, they will write with ease especially in Chinese compositions.
Many students struggle with Chinese due to limited exposure and few opportunities to converse in Mandarin. With guidance from HAO Chinese Tuition teachers, students will gain confidence in the language.
“Tayean seldom converses with us in Chinese but he would with Chinese teachers, and only when he wants to read 三字经.” Rachel Chua, Mum of Tayean.
“I am actually relieved that (the twins) are enjoying their lessons with Teacher Zhao.” Melody Chen, Mum of Reuben & Maegan
“I feel guilty as we don’t speak to them in Mandarin at home, and I am not very good in Chinese either. So I try to expose them to the language as much as possible. The twins had fun (at HAO Chinese), they can’t wait for their next class.” Sharon Tang-Ling, Mum of Scarlett and Sovereign
Boost Your Child’s Confidence in Chinese at HAO Chinese Tuition
Strong oracy skills would empower your child to be more confident and interested in the language. To find out more on how you can boost your child’s confidence in Chinese, click here.
This feature is brought to you by HAO Chinese Tuition.